This is my first M-Audio product. I am pleased enough with it that I just recently ordered an audio interface from M-Audio. They seem to make nice functional products without any cheese added. The keys are plastic, mind you, but the action itself is quite nice. It isn't comparable to an acoustic piano, despite the marketing claims, but you can get good dynamics out of it. I'm glad I have this rather than, say, a Roland RD, as I prefer the superior software sample pianos and have no use for the built-in romplers. The Roland might have a nicer keybed but I'd rather spend that money elsewhere as I'm almost entirely ITB. Hope this helps.